Clinics We Offer


Essential Services

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Diabetes

Additional Services

  • Cervical smears
  • Contraceptive services
  • Child health surveillance
  • Maternity Services
  • Minor surgery
  • Vaccinations and immunisations

Your Extended Healthcare Team At Charlton

You don’t always have to see your GP if you have a health concern. There are a number of other healthcare professionals working within our practice who may be better placed to give you the medical care you need. You can find out a bit more about these different roles and how they can help you below.   

When calling our GP practice, our receptionists may ask you a few details – but please don’t worry, they are not being nosey, and your information is strictly confidential. They just need a bit more information to get you the right help, from the right person.   

All of our healthcare professionals are experts in their field and we have a number of different roles working within our practice.

A variety of clinical staff with different areas of expertise are available here. Through a range of health, social care and other community services, our staff focus on keeping people well and independent; delivering the right care at home or in the community to prevent unnecessary hospital care.   

These groups of staff bring together general practice and social prescribing. This enables the expertise and skills of different professionals to assess, plan and manage the care of patients.  

Extended healthcare teams allow GPs to utilise their time more effectively. By ensuring that patients see the most appropriate professional within the primary care setting, GPs can focus on those patients who most urgently require their care. Your practice reception team will help guide you to the most appropriate care as soon as possible when booking an appointment.  

Please note that as Charlton Medical Centre has not been allocated to a PCN, we have a limited amount of additional roles.


General Practice Nurses

General Practice Nurses work in GP surgeries as part of the primary healthcare team. The role of a Practice Nurse is very varied and may include: 

  • Carrying out examinations, investigatory and therapeutic procedures 
  • Blood tests 
  • Electrocardiograms (ECGs) 
  • Minor and complex wound care including leg ulcers 
  • Providing travel health advice and vaccinations as well as child immunisations and advice 
  • Family planning and women’s health including cervical smears 
  • Healthy lifestyle advice 
  • Screening and helping patients to manage long-term conditions such as diabetes and asthma 

Healthcare Assistants (HCAs)

Healthcare Assistants are trained to undertake specific clinical procedures including:

  • Taking blood pressure readings 
  • New patient checks 
  • Health promotion 
  • NHS health checks 
  • Urine tests 
  • Weight and height recording 
  • Blood tests 
  • Certain immunisations and injections 
  • Ordering supplies 
  • Assisting with minor surgery procedures 
  • Wound care and assessment of leg circulation (Doppler test) 
Social Prescriber

Social Prescriber

A social prescriber can help with any social need thats affecting your wellbeing. They will listen to what matters to you, and help you find the support they need. 

They can connect you to local services, groups and activities, putting you back in control of your health and happiness.

Please contact Reception if you would like to be referred to our social prescriber.